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The list of topics and issues caregivers face is seemingly endless. As a professional, you want to be able to provide research-based answers and information that can be used to aid caregivers as they strive to provide the best care for their aging loved one. Utilize the information in these sections to educate yourself, and share the resources with others who might find them beneficial.

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Top 3 Senior Mealtime Challenges and Resources to Help - Canada version

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How to Help Seniors Give Up the Car Keys

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3 Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Complications from Incontinence

The 50/50 guide is designed to help adult siblings and their aging parents deal with those sensitive situations that arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance.

The 50-50 Rule®: Solving Family Conflict

Does your job as a senior care professional sometimes seem like that of a referee? If you feel that you're always trying to resolve a family dispute, you're not alone. This guide is designed to help adult siblings and their aging parents deal with those sensitive situations that arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance.

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Volunteering: The Magic Bullet for Healthy Aging

What’s the secret to keeping older adults from whiling away their days in a rocker? That’s the million dollar question for any senior care professional who has encouraged, cajoled and begged a senior to keep moving.

The 70/40 Rule® programs and emotional support services are offered to develop open discussions between families when it comes to providing care to parents and other various senior needs.

70-40 Rule® - Bridging the Communication Gap

Senior care professionals are often caught in the middle when families can't agree. That's where the 70/40 Rule® programs and emotional support services can help. This program is offered to develop open discussions between families when it comes to providing care to parents and other various senior needs. Older adults and their families often look to professionals like you for practical resources and tips to help them bridge the communication gap.

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40-70 Rule® - Caught in the Middle

Senior care professionals are often caught in the middle when families can't agree. That's where the 40/70 Rule® programs and emotional support services can help. This program is offered to develop open discussions between families when it comes to providing care to parents and other various senior needs. Older adults and their families often look to professionals like you for practical resources and tips to help them bridge the communication gap.

Less than half (47 percent) of future family caregivers say they are knowledgeable about their parents' medical histories in case of an emergency.

Senior Care Crisis?

As a senior care professional you've been there before, maybe a hundred times. Sitting across from you: that older adult who's taking so many medications she can't remember them all. Perhaps she can't recall all the names of her various doctors. Maybe he doesn't know whether he has a living will or where it is. You call that senior's primary contact – the adult son or daughter. Chances are, they don't have a clue.

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is happy to announce encouraging news and a variety of valuable resources for senior-care professionals to pass on to families who are living with the frustration and heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Valuable Tools You Can Offer Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families

You've answered the call from those family caregivers more times than you can count. You know the ones whose aging parents have Alzheimer's disease and are at the end of their ropes.

Recommendations given in the 2011 World Alzheimer’s Report suggest that routinely providing individualized cognitive stimulation to those with mild to moderate stages of dementia can produce short-term improvements and/or reduce decline in cognitive function.

Activities for Dementia Patients Can Provide Mind-Stimulating Benefits

Recent study results strongly support the general belief that cognitive stimulation can help slow the decline of dementia in its early stages.

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